Oh, A Squirrel.

Or, the biggest distractions to my writing–and how I attempt to combat them.

Note I said attempt. I’m not always successful. Okay. Fine. I admit that I’m rarely if ever successful, but maybe you can learn from my mistakes.

My biggest distractions are…

1. My Dog – I mean. Could you deny this face?

How do I combat it? I don’t. Look at her face?

2. The internet.

You could combat it by turning off the computer. Do I? No lol. The best way I’ve found to avoid internet distractions is to get away from my computer and write by hand for a while.

3. Hot men on the internet.

I suppose technically this is part of #2, but I thought it deserved its own point.

4. Video Games.

I LOVE video games. LOVE. I’ve owned just about every type of gaming console from an Atari to an Xbox. The easiest way I combat the distraction is to use them as a reward–if I reach my writing goal for the day, I can play the game.

5. My husband.

This is actually not a distraction but an interruption. My beloved husband LOVES to stand in the doorway to my office to chat with me. He talks…and talks…and talks.  I love him, but sometimes:

What are your distractions and how do you combat them?

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Things I did this morning…

….while I was supposed to be writing.

– I read Their Virgin Secretary, a new release from Shayla Black & Lexi Blake.  It was hot. Very hot.

81Rd61L0UYL._SL1500_– I argued with my wonderful assistant about facebook banners.  She made me a new one, check it out and let me know what you think.

– I looked at outfits that Natasha might wear.

– I did everything but right out the emotionally heavy scene that is holding up the current  chapter.

Bad writer. =)